Review: Grieb & Benzinger Grey Tulip Diamond

The Grey Tulip Diamond belongs to the Shades of Grey family from independent watchmaker Grieb & Benzinger. It’s a skeleton watch with a manually wound movement, and we recently had the opportunity to put a fully functioning sample through its paces.

There are skeleton watches and then there are skeleton watches. This is the latter.

There are skeleton watches and then there are skeleton watches. This is the latter.

Review: Omega Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016

The Seamaster Bullhead Rio 2016 that you see here is part of Omega’s long running Olympics collection. We first heard whispers about it after Baselworld 2015, and Omega officially announced it a couple of months after the world’s largest watch show. This watch, reference 522.12.43.50.04.001, is limited to just 316 pieces, and we recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with it.

The Bullhead rides again, this time as part of Omega's Olympic collection.

The Bullhead rides again, this time as part of Omega’s Olympic collection.

Quick review: Omega De Ville Trésor

Looking over Omega’s range of watches, it’s easy to find a piece that suits almost any taste, budget and occasion. I say almost because for the past several years the company has had one major chink in its armor – the lack of a truly elegant men’s dress watch.

‘What about the De Ville Prestige and Hour Vision precious metal models?’ I hear you say. They are reasonably dressy timepieces but put up against similarly priced benchmark dress watches such as the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia, Patek Philippe Calatrava or Vacheron Constantin Patrimony (gallery above), Omega’s offerings don’t really compare. You see dress watches are meant to ooze elegance with dainty precious metal cases that disappear under cuffs and, have highly decorated movements that are as beautiful as the watch’s dial.…